July 15th, 2012

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GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: Evey Brett - Capriole

I asked to all the authors joining the GayRomLit convention in Albuquerque in October (http://gayromlit.com/authors.php) a personal favor, a special Ebook Giveaway: every 2 days I will post 1 book from each author, and among those who will leave a comment, I will draw a winner. Very easy and very fast ;-) I will send a PM to the winner, so remember to not leave anonymous comments!

And the ebook giveaways goes to: bodleian, please contact me.

Today author is Evey Brett (http://www.eveybrett.wordpress.com/)

Capriole by Evey Brett
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (March 12, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Capriole

After fleeing a brutal mental hospital in Barcelona, Felipe Camarena is trying to forge a new life as a psychology student in San Diego. Trouble is, he has a knack of knowing things he shouldn’t about people, and the all-too-real demons from his past are coming back to haunt him.

Professor Lukas von Rainer is a Warden—someone who hunts incubi and tames their sexually ravenous and dangerous offspring. As a fellow Sensitive, Lukas is the only one who can help when Felipe is severely injured by an incubus. He takes Felipe to his ranch in hopes that his Lipizzan horses will help him recover, but Felipe refuses to face his past and attempts to seduce Lukas instead. Lukas fends him off, surprised to find himself falling for the young man he’s vowed to aid. For years, he’s believed a physically satisfying and truly loving relationship is impossible because of his abilities, but is it?

He may not get the chance to find out. Even as he and the horses work their magic to heal Felipe, the incubus tracking them means to kill him and anyone who gets in its way.
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Smashed into Pieces (Clear Water Creek Chronicles 2) by Scarlet Blackwell

An highly emotional story, Smashed into Pieces faces the issue of dependency from abusive relationships. The issue has no gender, and in this novel there are both a man and a woman who are abused by their partner.

Brandon is the new Sheriff of Clear Water Creek, a small town that is not exactly paradise, but at least Brandon is able to be an openly gay sheriff without much trouble. Brandon is not a poster boy for gay rights, but he is not even hiding. Who cares enough for him on a personal level does know, and all other people can guess and if they ask a direct question they will have a direct answer.

When Finn arrives in town, Brandon understands immediately that he is running away from an abusive relationship. At first interested in Finn from a professional point of view, Brandon soon becomes interested in a more personal way. I liked this side of Brandon, even if he is in a professional facility, he doesn’t let this forbid him to have feelings for Finn.

Brandon will start a slow but insistent courtship, the right way to go near to Finn. Finn is scarred, inside and outside, and even if he can see that Brandon is a different man, he is always a man, i.e. someone of the same gender of who hurt him. Even if he will let Brandon near, this doesn’t mean he is healed, the path will be slow and painful, and probably Finn will never forget his nightmares.

Amazon: Smashed into Pieces: Clear Water Creek Chronicles
Amazon Kindle: Smashed into Pieces: Clear Water Creek Chronicles
Paperback: 198 pages
Publisher: Silver Publishing (December 13, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1614953112
ISBN-13: 978-1614953111

Series: Clear Water Creek Chronicles
1) Into the Light
2) Smashed into Pieces

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle
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Hyacinth's Light by Augusta Li & Eon de Beaumont

A novella set in a futuristic scenario, it’s a mix Western and Paranormal Romance. The town of Phocis in the far-off planet of Delphi 3 is living like they were a XIX century pioneer settling in the Far West. Cargos from earth stopped to arrive and they are now living of what they manage to find in the planet. Trevor Wainwright is a young doctor from the city that arrives at Phocis to investigate a strange virus that is killing young men and women. There is no reason for the deaths and no apparent link between the victims. Trevor, a young and pretty man who is often judges for his fragile looks more than for his expertise in medicine, is helped by the mayor’s son, Quentin, a strange and attractive man. Quentin is kind with Trevor, but Trevor can sense an hidden rage in Quentin, towards the whole town and above all his father.

While Trevor is immediately attracted by Quentin, and he recognizes in him a fellow soul, Quentin is kind with Trevor but doesn’t reciprocate. He has this detached behavior, like he was already of another level, like this life was already at the end for him, and he is only waiting for the next step.

I wanted to understand where this story was leading, and the paranormal turn took me by surprise, I was not expecting it. Plus there is a bittersweet tone, and while Trevor and Quentin are together in the end, I’m not really sure they are really a couple, as I said, Quentin has his heart already involved and he is not free to give it to Trevor.

http://www.phaze.com/book.php?title=Hyacinth%27s+Light

Amazon Kindle: Hyacinth's Light
Publisher: Phaze Books (July 1, 2010)

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle